Out magazine honors LGBT leaders in the Black Lives Matter movement

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Two prominent figures within the Black Lives Matter movement have been named to Out magazine's annual Out100, a list that pays tribute to the year's "most compelling LGBT people."

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Alicia Garza

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Garza co-founded #BlackLivesMatter with Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi in 2013 following George Zimmerman's acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin. She told Out that watching black people worldwide embrace something she helped create has been "awe-inspiring."

DeRay Mckesson

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After leaving his job as a school administrator to organize, document, and advocate for Black Lives Matter nationwide, Mckesson has become one of the most visible faces of the movement. "His incisiveness, outspokenness, social media shrewdness, and ability to mobilize have helped make Black Lives Matter the most effective and formidable American protest movement this century," Out writes.

Check out more of the Out100 2015 honorees here, including artist Juliana Huxtable, model and actress Hari Nef, activist Jennicet Gutiérrez, activist Jim Obergefell, writer Roxane Gay, musician Le1f, YouTuber Hannah Hart, and reality star Caitlyn Jenner.

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